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Aspen Art Museum


Learning events

  • Aug 3, 2015

    • The mighty artists of this Workshop will explore the many possibilities of painting to create works that transcend time and place. Not only will participants develop a painterly practice through techniques such as acrylic, watercolor, and encaustic, but also the power of how to impact the viewer through the use of mood and myth.

    • Pack your bag—we’re off on an imaginary trip with the artist Chris Ofili to Trinidad! This Caribbean island, where the artist calls home, will inspire colorful two- and three-dimensional projects including some wild costumes and animal masks. The week will culminate with Carnival and artistic celebration for family and friends.

    • Express your passion for fashion! In this Workshop, participants use personal style as inspiration for developing their very own fashion portfolio. Learn fashion illustration techniques and apparel styling, while keeping an eye on the hottest fashion blogs and magazines. This Workshop will end with a special runway show on the museum’s roof-deck.
      Full. Wait-list available

  • Aug 4, 2015

    • Let art and spectacular views elevate your experience of music. Presented in collaboration with the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS), this free chamber concert series takes place this summer in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden, featuring one-hour performances by the most advanced AMFS students and visiting musicians in Aspen.

  • Aug 5, 2015

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

      Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.

  • Aug 6, 2015

    • Mary Weatherford was born in Ojai, California, and lives and works in Los Angeles. She creates paintings that respond to landscapes with vivid colors and neon lights. Weatherford graduated from Princeton University in Art History and Visual Arts, was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program, and holds an MFA from Bard College. Her work has been exhibited in museums including the Hammer Museum, the Orange County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

  • Aug 7, 2015

    • 12:45 PM Community

      Active Art

      Active Art is a monthly program that provides older adults in the Roaring Fork Valley seasonal opportunities to access and engage with contemporary art and the wider community through art appreciation classes, museum tours, art-making activities, and collaborations.

  • Aug 8, 2015

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

      Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturdays at 1 p.m.

  • Aug 10, 2015

    • Sculpt, splatter, glitter, and glaze your own pots in this wild ceramics Workshop. Students will learn hand-building techniques for decorative and functional pieces. To show off our creations, we’ll plan a crazy tea party for our family and friends at the end of the week.

      Full. Wait-list available

    • Make the stories of your imagination come to life in this playful Workshop. Students will develop a storyline with a setting and characters, draw a storyboard, and use a digital camera to animate their own film. After one week of production, a special screening will be held for family and friends in the Education Workshop. Students are strongly encouraged to bring a digital camera, iPhone, or tablet.

      Full. Wait-list available